Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The Maine Festival of the Book will begin on April 1 in Portland and continue to April 3, offering more than 75 authors, artists, and performers at locations throughout the city. The event is free (with the exception of Opening Night) and there is programming for ages 3 to 100!
Presenters include Paul Harding, winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Sarah Braunstein, a winner of the 2010 National Book Award 5 under 35, Julia Glass, winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction, bestselling novelist Stewart O'Nan, Lily King, winner of the 2010 New England Book Award for Fiction, Tom Allen, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers, Margaret Roach, AWaytoGarden blogger and former editorial director for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and many others.
Opening Night, Friday, April 1 at 7:30 pm at Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, will be an evening with Stewart O'Nan and Julia Glass. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 after March 28. Seats are limited and unreserved. Doors open at 7 pm.
For more information go to: http://www.mainereads.org/MaineFestivaloftheBook.asp